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How does one "date" at 42?

When do you know you're compatible emotionally, intellectually, and sexually? After a post-divorce period of saying "yes" to anyone who asked me out and then saying "yes" again to anyone who was interested in sex, I took a year off. I drank up the solitude, decided what I wanted in a companion, and started dating again recently. The thing is, I may have swung to the opposite end of the fucking readiness spectrum. I feel quite protective of my body and of my heart. I read in a mainstream woman's magazine that it generally takes 3 months before you (both) know if you're a good match for one another. What do you think? (Thank you!)
posted by bakedbeets on Jul 25, 2013 - 17 answers

Dating (and friendship): Screening for reliability

How do you screen for reliability and filter out self-centered/selfish nature in dating in real life and online dating? And, how do you find out whether a person (for dating or friendship) is a 'giver' or a 'taker'? By reliability and being a giver, I don't mean something as trivial as calling when they say they will. I mean more like being there for you when you are going through one or more major challenging life events, putting the relationship and "us" before individual interests especially when the going gets rough for you and not for them individually. Does this kind of reliability even exist among partners and can one really, truly, deeply trust another human being or do you feel you always have to watch your back even with a partner of months or years or decades?
posted by xm on May 7, 2013 - 20 answers

An 18-year-old girl who I'm interested in dating's parents want my info

An 18-year-old girl I met online who I'm interested in dating's parents (who, I should note, are still financially supporting her) want all sorts of my info before they'll let her meet me and I believe they want it regardless if she meets me here or if I meet her there. Her parents want, among other things: My address and addresses and phone numbers of various family members of mine; scans of pieces of my ID; to check if I have a criminal record. Is it wrong of me to want to withhold this info from them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2013 - 96 answers

Can I get a jump?

I feel like I'm stuck in that awkward phase of a relationship between dating and when things become serious. I'm ready for something more. I'm not sure my boyfriend is, and I'm concerned. Snowflakes abound. [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Oct 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Creepy or Nice? How to tell the difference!

Dating Filter: Is he creepy or just nice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2011 - 71 answers

How do you trust someone you are just getting to know?

Started seeing a new guy very recently. I know for a fact that he had a a boyfriend when we met; however, he claims that things haven't been working out and that they're "taking a break." How do you know whether to believe someone if you haven't known them very long? [more inside]
posted by Vinegaroon on Dec 28, 2010 - 15 answers

How to date someone who gets in your head?

Is it detrimental to date a psychiatrist (not my own) after being in an emotionally abusive relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2010 - 24 answers

I thought that sort of thing was just between the two of us...

My girlfriend of a significant amount of time posted a naked picture of herself online without ever talking to me about it... am I wrong to be bothered by this? [more inside]
posted by doompuppy on Nov 16, 2010 - 84 answers

My sister's boyfriend was holding hands with someone else, what now?

Ran into my sister's boyfriend holding hands with another woman. She's trying to figure out what to do now. Advice on setting new limits and ground rules? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 60 answers

How do I get over trust issues in a relationship?

How do I get over trust/anxiety issues in a new relationship, with an assist from email snooping? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2010 - 17 answers

How can I make her realize I'm not her ex-husband?

We're trying to get back together, but she has trust issues. How to overcome these? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I tell if he's different from the rest?

I'm living overseas and am interested in dating a guy that I've met here. The problem is that he lives in a community where the men have a reputation for loving and leaving foreign women - how do I know if he's different from the rest? [more inside]
posted by scrute on May 9, 2008 - 17 answers

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